CBA Participates in ABA Freshman Fly-In
CBA President and CEO Rod Brown, Chairman Rick Sanborn, Immediate Past Chairman Jeff Ball and Treasurer Louise Walker, joined nearly 80 bankers and state association executives from across the country, participating in the ABA’s Freshman Fly-In in Washington, D.C. last week. The fly-in is part of an effort to lay the foundation for solid and lasting personal relationships with the 71 new members of Congress and educate them about key banking issues. CBA leadership met with several of California’s recently elected congressional representatives and their staff, including new member of the House Financial Services Committee, Juan Vargas (D- San Diego), Pete Aguilar (D- Redlands), Mimi Walters (R- Laguna Niguel), Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) and Norma Torres (D- Pomona). Separately, Rod Brown also had the opportunity to meet with Jeb Hensarling and Maxine Waters, the respective chairman and ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee; and Jeff Ball met with Ed Royce, who also serves on the House Financial Services Committee, and his legislative director. CBA leadership will return to Washington, D.C. next month to participate in the ABA Government Relations Summit, March 23-25.